Pre-Irac War tapes and documents from Saddam Hussein's regime will be made fully public.... including documentation of WMD and military activities....
Embarassing though it may be for some of America's allies, this vital proof of the existence of Saddam Hussein's WMD and his deliberate efforts to hide them from inspectors and the free world must be made widely known to everyone---to counter, with finality, all the hard-left's perpetual lies and propaganda claiming Iraq's WMD did not exist and that GWB lied about them.
Seems a great big chorus of apologies to our President would now be in order---from all those politics-of-personal-destruction detractors who have been screaming and writing "Bush lied and people died...!" for the last five years.
More below and here.
"President Bush Orders Saddam Tapes Release"
"President Bush has ordered that critical evidence confiscated by U.S. forces after they liberated Iraq be made public - including 3,000 hours of audiotapes of Saddam Hussein chairing his Revolutionary Command Council before the war and 48,000 boxes of records documenting his regime's military activities.
"This stuff ought to be out," Bush told National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley last month, according to the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes. "Put this stuff out," the president reiterated. The president made similar statements during three separate meetings with congressional Republicans and several senior national security officials....
Bush's initial order came on Feb. 16, the day after ABC News broadcast snippets from 12 hours of Saddam audiotapes obtained by FBI translator and former U.N. weapons inspector Bill Tierney.
The recordings released so far strongly suggest that Saddam had hidden his weapons of mass destruction from weapons inspectors - and show the Iraqi dictator discussing previously unknown plans to enrich uranium as recently as 2000....
The Bush directive met with the enthusiastic approval of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra. "This is a bold decision in favor of openness that will go a long way towards improving our understanding of prewar Iraq.... By placing these documents online and allowing the public the opportunity to review them, we can cut years off the time it will take to gain knowledge from this potential treasure trove of information."
Hoestra said that while National Intelligence Director John Negroponte had resisted the document release, his opposition softened in recent weeks. The top Intelligence Committee Republican said Negroponte approached him during the Gridiron Dinner in Washington on Saturday to inform him that the new Saddam evidence would be made public.
Hoekstra (said) that Negroponte made it clear that he wants to release all the documents, particularly those concerning weapons of mass destruction, links to terrorism, and Saddam's violence against his own people.... He wants those documents released soon, Hoeksta added...."